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Poster: xtifr Date: Aug 3, 2008 12:21pm
Forum: etree Subject: 1000 club & top bands report

As Tyler pointed out a few days ago, it really has been a while since I gave one of my top band reports. Since I last reported, two bands, Phil Lesh and Friends and Umphrey's McGee have reached the impressive 1000 show mark, bringing us up to a grand total of five such bands. (PL+F even passed String Cheese Incident to take away the #3 spot.)

Blues Traveler, Max Creek, Of A Revolution, Keller Williams and Railroad Earth have all passed the 500 mark, bringing us up to fifteen bands there.

Here's the top twenty list (formatted as well as the Archive seems to allow, and man I wish they had a preview button):

1 5,672 Grateful Dead
2 1,495 Moe.
3 1,103 Phil Lesh And Friends
4 1,085 String Cheese Incident
5 1,043 Umphreys McGee
6 933 Disco Biscuits
7 880 Yonder Mountain String Band
8 740 Radiators
9 644 Derek Trucks Band
10 615 Tea Leaf Green
11 586 Blues Traveler
12 564 Max Creek
13 544 Of A Revolution
14 531 Keller Williams
15 515 Railroad Earth
16 499 Sound Tribe Sector 9
17 467 Steve Kimock Band
18 426 Brothers Past
19 390 New Monsoon
20 367 Michael Franti And Spearhead



This post was modified by xtifr on 2008-08-03 19:13:46

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Poster: nagdot Date: Aug 6, 2008 8:04am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 1000 club & top bands report

heres a question: how many shows would there be if you eliminated multiple shows on same dates

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 6, 2008 9:14am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 1000 club & top bands report

Good question. A heck of a lot fewer Dead and Phil shows - that's for sure!

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Poster: kmcmurtrie Date: Aug 6, 2008 9:55am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 1000 club & top bands report

In circulation, around 1950 GD shows and around 425 Phil shows. Then you have The Dead (~70) and The Other Ones (~55). However, Bobby has about 460 Ratdog shows plus at least another 100 for his other solo projects. Finally, Jerry had around 800, so he's still the leader of the pack.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Aug 6, 2008 11:19am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 1000 club & top bands report

I agree, that's a good question. Glad to see you guys bringing this up. My bad for not mentioning it before. I'm even sitting on several more GD AUDs that I taped myself. I won't publish them for now since they are redundant. Because other tapers have already published good AUDs for these show dates.

I also think bluedevil brings up another good point. I too have heard stories and rumors about live jazz tapes and collections, and jazz tapers.

Thanks for your info, kmcmurtrie.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Aug 3, 2008 2:43pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 1000 club & top bands report

AWESOME! Glad to see this data put together. thanks for doing it, solid stuff. :)

-Tyler

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 4, 2008 10:37am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 1000 club & top bands report

I guess with the Grateful Dead at No1 and Phil and Friends at No3 that Mr Lesh must be far and away the most recorded artist in the Archive. (And I'm perfectly happy with that - and more than glad that Phil, closing in on 70 years old, continues to add to his show tally.) That being so, then how far can Phil be away from being the most recorded artist ever? Anyone have any data on that?

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Aug 4, 2008 11:20am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 1000 club & top bands report

As far as I know - without researching it - Phil already is the Longest Running recorded Musical Artist on here, and probably by a long-shot. Here is his 1st Live Recording on here - from April, 1959.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 4, 2008 11:37am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 1000 club & top bands report

Thanks for that, Monte. I have already sampled that historic recording. My question was really, is there anyone, anywhere, not just on the Archive (he's pretty obviously Numero Uno here), who can come close to matching Phil in the sheer number of recordings available?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 4, 2008 1:46pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 1000 club & top bands report

there might be someone in the jazz world. Of course, a lot of the stuff that was recorded is not as readily available, although if you ever saw the 60 Minutes interview with Santana he shows off his collection of 1000s of Miles and Coltrane shows. I could imagine someone like a McCoy Tyner, who is still playing and releasing new material, might be way up there - but certainly not with the ease of access to the same like phil.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Aug 4, 2008 12:27pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 1000 club & top bands report

imho Rob, your question seems destined for the digital accountants around here - doing research on google, db.etree, etc. I'm just as curious as you are. What we do know is that:

a) Phil's recordings on the LMA right now - just those w/ The Dead, and Phil and Friends - accounts for 13 percent of the 51,834 current total of Live Recordings. Who comes even close? Bobby Weir w/ The Dead, and Ratdog. Jerry Garcia w/ The Dead, and Jerry Garcia Band.

b) Phil appears to be the longest-running Recorded Artist we know.

c) Phil's bass - especially his Alembic bass being plugged into the Wall of Sound in '73 and '74 - was by far the most amazing electric bass Sound to ever roll around planet Earth.

d) and he has the coolest nickname I know - Philly-Boy!

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Poster: kmcmurtrie Date: Aug 6, 2008 5:23am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 1000 club & top bands report

Bob Dylan is in the running.